March 31st I Did It!

11454297503_e27946e4ff_h (1)I can’t believe this is the last day of the challenge!  I have really enjoyed writing my blog every day.  This challenge has helped me appreciate moments in life that sometimes slip by without thinking twice about them. It has helped me express feelings I have had throughout my dad’s recovery. It has been very cathartic for me.

My husband would always ask me,

“How do you know what you will write about?  How do you always have something to say?”

I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but like I said, every day there is something that happens that makes me reflect.  I am grateful for this experience.  I enjoyed reading everyone else’s blogs.  They made me laugh, cry, and enjoy my memories.  Thank you for sharing all of your great stories.

Every time I posted my blog, my husband would get a notice on his phone.  As soon as he would read it, I would get a text from him with positive comments.  He’s been so supportive throughout this time with my parents and with my blogs.  Actually, he’s just a supportive person and I really appreciate him.  He has taken on the responsibility of making dinner every night.  He has been doing laundry.  He gives me the quiet time I need for a class I am taking and for my blogs.  He checks in with me every day just to see how I’m doing.  He was wonderful when my parents were here after my dad got out of the hospital.  He would try to encourage my dad and give him pep talks.  He did what he could to make them feel at home. He understands when I need to stay at my parents’ house and don’t come home for a couple of days.   He has always been my rock.  I don’t know what I would do without him.

I know you will get this as soon as I publish this, so thank you, Jim.  I love you and I am so happy you are mine!

Things happen for a reason, and I was supposed to meet you a long time ago when we both worked in  Linkins Center  at Illinois State.
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3 thoughts on “March 31st I Did It!

  1. Kathy, I just hopped on the computer and thought I’d click through everyone’s blogs to make sure they made it to the finish line today. I hadn’t planned on leaving comments, but I couldn’t leave this go without saying how touching it is. What a wonderful husband you have. I love all those text messages – so very sweet. Thanks for sharing everything you did with us this month. I’m in awe of your writing and your willingness to write about the things that really matter to all of us. I’m so glad you did this. We’ll talk soon.


  2. I had chills reading this. I love that you have such an awesome support system. Jim is a great man. I hope you keep writing. I love reading your post.


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